The chattering class -- made up of those with the fools' names and fools' faces most often seen in public places (as well as the media) -- is noisily atwitter again . . . over, this time, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich having said that "Palestinians" are an "invented people," meaning that they are indistinguishable on any objective basis from other Arabs.
Mr. Gingich's statement is, without question, absolutely correct.
The uproar is about his temerity for having uttered such a self evident but politically unacceptable truth. To do so was so de classe . . . so de rigueur . . . so gauche.
Calls to mind the same reaction the same oligarchs had when Ronald Reagan had the bad taste to state publicly that the Soviet Union was an "evil empire."
Such self evident truths apparently are not to be uttered openly in polite society . . . or at least the society inhabited by the chattering lackwits.
That explains why they so loathed John Bolton and Jeane Kirkpatrick, who as America's representatives to the U.N. routinely spoke truth in and to that body that most of its members went to great lengths to keep hidden.